• Transfers

Jese Rodriguez defends his physique

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: Jese of PSG (L) and Thiago Silva of PSG (R) shows appreciation to the fans after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Arsenal FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Getty Images

The 25-year-old is now playing with Real Betis on loan from Paris Saint-Germain and he has been criticized for his looks.

Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez started his professional career with Real Madrid in 2011.

He started playing between the B and senior squads, until 2013 when he was a permanent player for Los Blancos.

In 2016 he was sold to Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1.

But after only appearances, he was loaned to Las Palmas, Stoke City, and not to Real Betis.

The last time Rodriguez played a competitive match was in March of last year, and he is being criticized now for his looks at Betis.

“I’m fine. I’ve been training quite a fair bit since I started the campaign with PSG,” said Jese to Goal.com

“A lot of people have commented on my weight. I had a knee injury and I had to build up strength in my legs. What I have is muscle, not fat.”

“I’m very happy to be at a club like Betis, it is a challenge for me to be here and all I’m thinking about is playing and the goals will come,” he added.

“I’ll give everything and want to show what I can do every minute in training and prove to the coach that I’m ready to play at any time.”

“That some people have doubts about me is normal, but one thing they can’t doubt is my commitment,” he commented.

“As I said, I’ll give everything I have in me to help the team and do things right.”

“You have to see what the club want to do first because they might not even want me,” he explained about the possibility of staying in the Spanish La Liga.

“At the end of the season, we’ll see what happens. I belong to PSG and I hope that everything goes well.”

“If the club wants me, then we can sit down to talk at the end of the season,” he concluded.